Dr. Joseph Thompson offers dental implants to patients from Johnstown, CO who suffer from missing or damaged teeth. Whether you are missing one, multiple, an entire row of teeth, or even all of your teeth, Dr. Thompson can replace them with implants. This is an advanced treatment option that delivers superior results that will look, feel, and function naturally. They also offer more benefits to your overall and oral health compared to other options such as a dental bridge or denture.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is actually a titanium post that is used to secure a dental restoration. Titanium is the metal of choice for prosthetics such as implants because it is a biocompatible material that is easily accepted by the human body. This tiny screw-like post will be surgically placed in the jaw bone where it will naturally fuse with the surrounding bone over time. This creates a very durable base to secure a dental restoration to.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are now considered the number one solution for replacing missing teeth because of the many benefits they offer. With a success rate of over 95%, they are the easy choice when deciding how to replace missing teeth. They are the only solution that will help prevent bone loss. When a tooth is lost, the missing roots are no longer stimulating the bone. An implant will actually replace the missing root, stimulating the bone, thus preventing bone loss. Additional benefits include:
- Healthy teeth will not be affected
- Little to no eating restrictions
- Will not slip, shift or fall out
- Will not cause slurred speech
- Can last a lifetime
Dental Implant Options
Missing a Single Tooth
If you are only missing a single tooth, a single dental implant will be placed in the jawbone. Once it is healed, a dental crown will be fixed to the implant creating a natural-looking replacement tooth.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Multiple consecutive teeth can be replaced by a dental bridge. A bridge can be fabricated to replace three or four teeth with as little as two implants. This option does not require adjacent teeth to be degraded or act as an anchor to hold the bridge.
Missing All Teeth
We offer a few different implant solutions if you are missing an entire row of teeth, top or bottom, or if you are missing all of your teeth. A set of fixed dentures can be supported by four to six dental implants. A less expensive option is to get a removable implant overdenture.
The upper jaw will require as little as three implants and the lower jaw requires as little as two implants to secure an overdenture. Fixed dentures can only be removed by Dr. Thompson as his Johnstown, CO dentist office whereas an implant secured overdenture can be removed nightly for easy cleaning.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
To learn more about dental implants and which option is best for you, we recommend scheduling a dental implant consultation with Dr. Thompson. Contact our office at 970.205.9614 or request an appointment online. Dr. Thompson welcomes patients from around the Greeley, CO area including Johnstown, CO, and Loveland, CO.